Kitten rescued from storm drain by residents and local officials

Courtesy Photo: Dennis Garcia.
This kitten was rescued by residents and local officials Thursday morning in Tucumcari after a group of children discovered it the night before in a storm drain.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Residents and local agencies came together to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in Tucumcari. The kitten was raised from the storm drain Thursday morning in a cat trap that was set the night before by concerned citizens and local officials. On Wednesday, children taking part in a […]

Menu— July 13

The following are the menus for the senior centers July 14-20. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Sweet and spicy chicken, broccoli with peppers and onions, buttered carrots, spice cake Friday Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, slice cucumbers, whole wheat roll, margarine, peaches and strawberries Monday Chicken sandwich, celery sticks, […]

Calendar— July 13

Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall July 25 Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Recreation Advisory: 6 p.m., Rec. Center July 26 City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and […]

The dangers facing cops all too real

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Law enforcement officers know there is an inherent danger that comes with putting on the uniform, as do their loved ones. The July 7 shooting in Dallas, that left five police officers dead, made the start of Quay County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Huffman’s shift that day a bit more […]

Officers remain vigilant

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Law enforcement officers make a choice daily to put on their uniform and protect and serve the community, even in the midst of controversy or in the wake of the death of fellow officers, said Tucumcari Deputy Police Chief Pete Rivera. “Officers have always had to have a thick […]

Area firefighters combat flames, heat

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Area fire departments have not only had to combat a series of wildland fires, they have also had to endure temperatures above the century mark. “It’s a double-edge sword when you’re trying to fight fire in 100 degree temperatures,” said Rex Stall, Logan’s fire chief. On Monday, Logan responded to […]

Menu— July 6

The following are the menus for the senior centers July 7-13. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Hawaiian pork, tossed salad, whole wheat bread, strawberries and vanilla pudding Friday Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chili, salsa, flour tortilla, oatmeal cookie, peaches Monday Barbecue beef sandwich, pickle, onion, pasta salad, green beans, […]

Jail Log— July 6

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  June 24 – July 1. • Ignacio Becerra-Felix, 44, warrant • Frankie Gomez, 40, warrant • Ryan Harris, 29, warrant • Nitendra Prasad, 34, warrant • Michael Reid, 33, warrant • Ronald Sazloy, 28, battery on a household member • Sylvester Williams, 45, criminal […]

County sheriff: Prisoner transports are at a high

Quay County Manager Richard Primrose, right, speaks with the project foreman at the paving project on Quay Road Ap.6 that was completed on Friday.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County Sheriff Russell Shafer informed county commissioners Friday about a sudden increase in prisoner transports that has kept the office busy. Shafer presented his monthly report during the commission’s meeting at the county courthouse. Shafer said his deputies have completed six transports as of today, three of which […]

Calendar— July 6

Today Senior Advisory Board: 3 p.m., Senior Center July 13 Quay County Commission: 1 p.m., Quay County Courthouse July 14 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall July 20 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall July 25 Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Recreation Advisory: […]